Transcend yourself to an iconic period in Korea’s history with an after-dark guided tour to Suwon Hwaseong Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site! Witness the magical beauty of this 18th century architectural wonder come alive during nighttime as you stroll around its strategically-placed gates and the training grounds for troops from the Joseon Dynasty. Enjoy the views of this fantastically lit-up structure while the night breeze relaxes you, something that cannot be experienced during the day.
Enjoy free time during the start of this tour to savour a delicious Korean style fried chicken.
4 hoursStart time
6:00pm to 10:00pm
Pick up from your hotel. (Please mention your hotel name and address at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, our customer service executives will get in touch and confirm the details)
Drop off at Myeongdong Lotte Hotel.
This tour begins with a convenient hotel pick up in the evening. Enjoy comfortable transfers to Suwon city, located an hour away from the capital city of Seoul. Enjoy the company of an expert guide who will share many cultural and historical insights through the tour and make this an even more memorable experience.
Then, head to Suwon Hwaseong Fortress, the official fortress of Suwon-si that was built in the late 18th century by King Jeongjo of the Joseon Dynasty to house and honour the remains of his executed father. Designated as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997, this fortress now provides a scientific, architectural, and artistic insight into Korea’s past. Walk around this 5.7 kms fortress in the peace of the night and witness its brilliantly illuminated sights. With the beautiful lighting at ideal spots of the fortress, enjoy a romantic walk while feeling the night breeze.
Discover the four gates that face each of the cardinal directions—Janganmun (north), Paldalmun (south), Changnyongmun (east), and Hwaseomun(west)—and the seven-arch style Sumun gates that straddle the point where the nearby stream reaches the palace. Walk past the north and west gates to reach the Yeonmudae Post, where the troops trained themselves in fighting skills involving swords, spears and arrows for over two centuries.
Walk back to your vehicle and enjoy the night scenery of this stunning historic spot one last time.
This tour ends with transfers back to Myeongdong Lotte Hotel in Seoul.
Voucher Information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your barcoded e-ticket on your device for this activity.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all details.
In case of traffic jams, your pick-up & drop-off service can be delayed.
This itinerary is subject to change. For your detailed itinerary, please ask the person in charge before departure.
If your accommodation isn't in Seoul (for example, Incheon), you have to pay extra for your hotel pick-up. Charges are based on the distance on the tour day.
Minimum 2 persons will be needed for this tour to operate.
Approximately, The Season Table buffet price is KRW 15,000 for a whole fried chicken.
The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
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